My Birthday Celebration and Interesting Photos!
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My Birthday Celebration and Interesting Photos!

My Birthday Celebration and Interesting Photos!

Today (28 October) is my birthday and as I always do, I’d like to celebrate this special day with you. First, I’d like to share with you a greeting that I received from one of my students, Martin Hormis.
Birthday GreetingThank you very much for your greetings, Martin. I’d also like to extend my thanks to all the RCA students who sent me their best wishes on this special day! 🙂

Birthday Special Offers

Offer-1: In honor of my birthday, I’m providing you all with a huge 30% discount on ALL courses of RCA! You just have to use the coupon “bday”. It’s a limited-period offer and will be valid only till Wednesday, 31 October. If you don’t know how to use a coupon, please see here.

Offer-2: If you purchase any RCA product during this offer-period (28-31 Oct.), you can get our special bonus mini-course “Winning Thinking in Chess” for FREE! The bonus contains 6 puzzles, which will help you train and hone your “thinking system”. It also has a video in which I’ve explained the answers for those puzzles.

Note: if you purchase any RCA product on or before 31 Oct. you will be contacted by our Support Team at the email address you used for the purchase, and you will be provided with the additional bonus. If you have any questions or problems, please write in the comments below or send an email to
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designFinally, I’d like to share with you some of my photos that you might find interesting and funny.
Igor Smirnov Funny Photo

The “Arabic man” is not real. The photo is taken in the “Museum of Coffee” in Saint Petersburg.

Igor Smirnov Funny Photo

This is how “SPAM” looked back in the previous century, before it started to annoy our email box. The abbreviation is a shortened form of ‘spiced ham’.

Igor Smirnov Funny Photo

In Vietnam I was creating a medicine for sharpening one’s ‘tactical vision’

Igor Smirnov Funny Photo

In the modern world sometimes it feels great to detach from all electronic devices.

Igor Smirnov Funny Photo

Beginner chess players sometimes are called ‘wood-pushers’, but in this photo I rather look like a woodpecker.

I hope you enjoy reading this blog post.

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